Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

You Can Lead A Horse To Data…

Turning Data Into Action is a report on a mission. That mission is turning data about building energy use into actions resulting in significant building energy savings.

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Jeffrey Gracer & Amy TurnerSnapshot

Together, New Yorkers Are Leading On Climate Change

These are discouraging times for those of us who used to expect that our federal government would exercise climate leadership. We may not have the guidance, or even the backing, of our current federal government, but we have the optimism, grit and determination that New Yorkers bring to all important challenges.

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In the Media

Passive House Real Estate Makes News

Sallan gives NYT Joyce Cohen the thumbs up for featuring an efficient home in Harlem in THE HUNT column.

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Subway Reading

Saving Boston

The Mayor of Boston announces a waterfront plan for protecting the city from rising sea levels, which could swell 3 feet by 2070

Spend A Dollar To Save 4

In Michigan, utility customers participating in energy efficiency programs save $4 for every added $1 that goes to the utility

Reality Checking EPA GHG Claims

Scratch the surface of EPA data about a dip in GHG emissions + see what's happening

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In The Carbon Age

Using The Sun For Racial Justice

Learn how a Minneapolis solar power entrepreneur advances solar power to power racial equality

Florida Campaign: Environment Is One Thing, Climate Another

While both the Democratic + GOP candidates for Governor of Florida both seek the environmental vote, they don't agree on climate change

IPCC Climate Report - The Ultimate Wake-Up Call

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for a Green New Deal to mobilize the US economy + David Wallace-Wells, a New York Magazine journalist, sees climate genocide coming soon, unless the US mobilizes at a WW II preparation level


Easing The Pain Of Climate Chaos

The World Bank + Bill Gates launch a climate change adaption fund to help the world's most vulnerable people

Scotland: Ending Fossil Fuel Addiction

A Scottish power generator swears off fossil fuels + embraces 100% wind power, a UK first

England: Banks Must Ensure Against Climate Risk

The Bank of England will make bank insurers plan for the financial impacts of climate change

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Upcoming Events

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Celebrate NYC: Passive House Showcase
24 Oct
Beginning with a presentation by architect Michael Ingui on his firm’s residential retrofits to the Passive House standard, this forum will present a moderated discussion with project team members
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Surviving the Century featuring Martin Rees
29 Oct
Our Earth has existed for 45 million centuries but this is the first when one species — ours — has the entire planet's future in its hands. Astrophysicist and cosmologist Martin Rees lecture will focus on prospects for humanity
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Separating Facts From Fake News
3 Nov
Join the conversation + strategy sessions with environmental lawyers + journalists working to expose + fight environmental deregulation. Develop your FOIA skills with professionals who use FOIA in environmental litigation + reporting
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Ground Transportation and Climate Change
3 Nov
The Five Thousand Pound Life is The Architectural League of New York League's ongoing initiative to rethink our collective future through design in the face of climate change. This conference will engage scholars and practitioners in questions about the future of land-based transportation.
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NYPL Conversations From The Cullman Center
10 Dec
Deborah Coen talks about her new book, Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale, with Daniel Kehlmann. Looking back to the nineteenth century, Coen uncovers the roots of modern climate science in the politics and growth of the Hapsburg Empire.
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